Daniel McCormick focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling in the electronics field. Mr. McCormick specializes in technologies at the intersection of materials science, mechanical engineering, and electronics. With over a decade of experience in batteries and semiconductor equipment and processing, Mr. McCormick also works with companies developing consumer electronic products, solar cells, metallurgy, natural gas generation and recovery, refrigeration technologies, and various consumer products. Mr. McCormick regularly advises clients on portfolio management and growth, and works extensively with infringement investigations, and design around. He counsels clients on invalidity, patentability, and freedom-to-operate matters, as well as assisting in IP planning and portfolio evaluation for purchase or sale.
While attending law school, Mr. McCormick served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and additionally interned with the office of the Boulder County District Attorney.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. McCormick worked as an engineer at Trane where he helped to develop an ice-storage system for peak-load transfer utilizing air-cooled chillers. Additionally, he worked at York International where he solved issues relating to refrigerant-level control in heat exchangers across several of the company’s large-tonnage chiller lines. Just prior to law school Mr. McCormick was the field service manager for StrionAir, an electronic-filtration company.
Mr. McCormick holds multiple patents for expansion-valve control mechanisms.
In 2020, Mr. McCormick was recommended by Legal 500 US for Patent Prosecution.
University of Colorado B.S. (2001) Chemical Engineering; Minor in Chemistry
University of Colorado School of Law J.D. (2010) Articles Editor, Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law
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